Yugoslavian Steam merchant
|Completed||1910 - Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Middleton Shipyard, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Plovidba Rad (Banaz & Rusko), Dubrovnik|
|Date of attack||3 Aug 1940||Nationality: Yugoslavian|
|Fate||Sunk by UA (Hans Cohausz)|
|Position||11° 20'N, 21° 00'W - Grid EJ 9583|
|Complement||29 (0 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Baltimore - Durban|
|History||Completed in August 1910 as British Thistletor for Albyn Line Ltd (Allan, Black & Co), Sunderland. 1930 sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Rad for Plovidba Rad (Banaz & Rusko), Dubrovnik. |
|Notes on event|
At 19.00 hours on 3 Aug 1940 the unescorted Rad was stopped with gunfire by UA and the crew had to abandon ship after it was discovered that she carried contraband. At 20.15 hours a coup de grâce was fired that broke the ship in two and caused her to sink within 15 minutes. The survivors were picked up by the British steam merchant Grodno and landed at Freetown.
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